Actress Helen Hunt Released from Hospital After Car Is T-Boned and Rolls Over in Accident

Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt took a radically counterintuitive approach to lightening her workload as she prepared to direct her first feature film. Her solution was to give herself the lead role in “Then She Found Me,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday night. In this photo, Hunt arrives at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 28, 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Helen Hunt is recovering after she was involved in a scary car accident on Wednesday afternoon, PEOPLE confirms.

The Mad About You star, 56, was briefly hospitalized following the accident, which occurred in Los Angeles’ Mid-City area on the corner of San Vicente and Tremaine Avenue, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department tells PEOPLE.

The spokesperson says Hunt was among a number of people who were transported to a local hospital but police investigated the traffic incident and determined that there was no crime committed.

After being brought to the hospital and examined by doctors, the actress was released later that evening.

A representative for Hunt had no comment when contacted by PEOPLE.

Video footage of the accident, obtained by TMZ, shows Hunt’s black SUV attempting to drive through an intersection and being t-boned by another vehicle at the last moment. The SUV then rolls over on its side from the impact of the collision.

Hunt was the car’s sole passenger and riding in the backseat of the car, according to the outlet.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Joelle Goldstein